Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Wild and Wonderful County Donegal, Ireland

I am unapologetically stealing the motto from West Virginia to describe County Donegal in Ireland. Yes, they have their own motto, which is “Up here, it’s different.”  This motto … Source: The Wild and Wonderful County Donegal, Ireland Advertisements

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VIII – The Boggy Middle

The dreaded “Boggy Middle” of the novel has arrived. . That is the part of writing the first draft where you are past the initial giddy excitement and dread of the opening – where you introduce characters and -set up

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Ballynoe Stone Circle, Ballynoe Co Down – Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

The Ballynoe stone circle is a large circle of over 50 standing stones, some as large as 2 metres high and is located near the town of Ballynoe in Co Down. It is thought that the site dates back to…

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest – Jedi by Knight

From Skellig Michael. Of all the things and places I saw in Ireland, Skellig Michael was my most important quest. You can read more about it this post I wrote last year, but basically I overcame so… Source: Weekly Photo

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Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time! . To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I

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Happy Mabon!

It’s that time of year when those in the northern hemisphere start wearing jackets in the evenings and watch for the color in the leaves. Autumn! . For those in the southern hemisphere, happy Spring! . It’s a time of change,

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Posted in History, pagan

The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

HAPPY NEWS! The Enchanted Swans is now ON CONTRACT!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! . The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the beloved Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir. . In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fairy princess, born to a life

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Seven of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland | Huffington Post

Source: Seven of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland | Huffington Post

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland – Blog of Hammad Rais

Iceland is amazing. No, wait! Not just amazing, Iceland is breathtakingly amazing and is full of nature’s wonder. Ellen Burne went on an amazing trip to Iceland last year, sharing detailed in… Source: 26 Pictures That Will Make You Want

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Fantasy Artist Portrait: Josephine Wall | Tales from the Fairies

Josephine Wall is my favorite Fantasy Artist. I discovered her work in a little Fairy Shop in Galway, Ireland, when I bought a greeting card with my star sign, Pisces, on it, and Josephine Wall was… Source: Fantasy Artist Portrait:

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Secrets of Carreg Cennen Revealed – living+eucatastrophe

Carreg Cennen, a twelfth-century castle eventually brought to ruin during the War of the Roses, guards the top of a limestone cliff just outside the village of Trap in the Brecon Beacons. At the ba… Source: Secrets of Carreg Cennen

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The Two Types of Time Travel Tales — The Fake Fangirl

Method #1: The Closed Causal Loop. Most time travel stories follow one of two tracks: the “closed causal loop” method and the “multiverse” method. In the causal loop story, the time traveler brings about the future that always was. (Though

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VII – Scene by Scene

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Now I’m into the ‘meat’ of a novel. The daily slog and joy

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Being GOD 101—The Basics of World Building

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
In case I still need to introduce him to you: Alex Limberg has been a steady guest on my blog for the past couple months, and since he has taken to crate training…

Posted in Travel

Dragoncooooonnnnnn!

I’m a slacker. Last year, when my blog was Brand Spanking New, I was very good about blogging every day from Dragoncon. This year, I did not – I was too busy having fun! Sorry about that. Shame. Shame. Shame.

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Posted in music, pagan, Photography, Travel

Back to School Sale Blast!

WELCOME TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST!  Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links! Please make sure to scroll

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